Grants:Project/Rapid/UG MAI/Wiki Loves Earth 2017 in Nepal/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2016-17 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • To read the approved grant submission describing the plan for this project, please visit Grants:Project/Rapid/UG MAI/Wiki Loves Earth 2017 in Nepal.
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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?
Yes We meet our goals as we mentioned in our Grant proposal. We have reached each and every target with in the given time and date. We have successfully engaged the existing and new users during the project timeline. We have use the social media platform very well to engage the users from different part of the country.

Yes, We are very happy doing this project. Through the beginning, We work hard to achieve the goals. We learn from our last project of Wiki Loves Earth 2016 in Nepal, and use the experience to connect more people as well as focus to upload more images to Wikimedia Commons. We have managed to do all the three outreach event in different part of the country.


Wiki Loves Earth 2017 in Nepal- Outreach Events[edit]

To promote the Wiki Loves Earth contest in Nepal, Maithili Wikimedians chosen 3 natural heritage sites of Nepal through internal discussion. The team decided to organize the photo walk as well as presentation class to the photographers to how to upload the images to Wikimedia Commons. The first outreach event is held at Ilam, second outreach event is held at Kathmandu Valley and the last and third outreach event is held at Rajbiraj-Rupani-Kadmaha and Kamala Hill. The outreach event shows increment in number of participants as well as increment in photo upload.


Wiki Loves Earth 2017 in Nepal- Felicitation Events[edit]

Program Schedule[edit]

Timing Session Topics to be covered Coordinator/Resource Person
☼ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Registration Aasish Shah
☼ 2:30 pm - 2.35 pm Welcome & Introduction Saroj Dhakal
☼ 2:35 pm - 2.40 pm Introductions about Wiki Loves Earth and Program Jitendra Shah
☼ 2:40 pm - 2:50 pm Competition Overview Statistics and Competition overview Saroj Dhakal
☼ 2.50 pm - 3.00 pm Jury Speech - Nirmal Dulal
☼ 3.00 pm – 3:30 pm Prize distribution Prize distribution of Winners WLE 2017 in Nepal Participant
☼ 3:30 pm – 3.45 pm Coordinator Speech WLE in Details 2017 Pankaj Kumar Deo
☼ 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Ending Note Thanking Biplab Anand
☼ 4:00 pm - 4:10 pm Group Photo Session - Photographer- Bijay Chaurasia
☼ 4.10 pm - 4:45 pm ☕ High Tea/Coffee Break


Press mentions

2017 May 1
2017 May 2
2017 May 11

Winners and Finalist Images[edit]

SN User Name Full Name Email Address
1 Frank Jones Frank Jones
2 Yevhen Samuchenko Yevhen Samuchenko
3 Frank Jones Frank Jones
4 Yevhen Samuchenko Yevhen Samuchenko
5 Frank Jones Frank Jones
6 Mohan K. Duwal Mohan K. Duwal
7 Yevhen Samuchenko Yevhen Samuchenko
8 Hari Gurung Hari Gurung
9 Mohan K. Duwal Mohan K. Duwal
10 Santosh Raj Pathak Santosh Raj Pathak
Finalist Images


Please report on your original project targets.

S.N. Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
1 Number of participants 233[1] Target reached.
2 Number of new participants 184 (78%) These were uploaders who created usernames during the competition.
3 Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons 4180 Target reached.
4 Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects 1075 (25%)[2] Target reached.
5 Number of Quality images from the competition 42 (1%)[3] Target reached.


Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:

  • What worked well?

Our team work from the beginning of the competition. Offline conversation with the team members help us to reach the actual target.

  • What did not work so well?

We work according to our plan to reach more users engagement to the competition. We expected more users (Uploaders) around 300+ but we lack there.

  • What would you do differently next time?

Well, We expect to work with the different photography organization (regional and national) to promote and engage more photographer to the Wiki Loves Earth Competition.


Grant funds spent[edit]

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

Number Category Item description Actual total Currency Notes
1 Outreach program at Ilam Travel expenses (Both ways) 13,800 NPR
2 Outreach program at Ilam Accommodation, Food and Beverages 19,000 NPR
3 Outreach program at Kathmandu Event, Food and Beverages 19,200 NPR
4 Outreach program at Rajbiraj-Rupani-Kadmaha Event, Food and Beverages 12,870 NPR
5 Printing Certificate, Batch, Token and Banner 17,000 NPR
6 Prizes & Awards T-shirt 38,000 NPR
7 Kathmandu Felicitation Program Jury Travel expenses (Both ways) 19,000 NPR
8 Kathmandu Felicitation Program Venue, Snacks, Breakfast and coffee 30,600 NPR
10 Prizes & Awards Winners of WLE 2017 in Nepal 35,000 NPR 1st,2nd, 3rd and Top Uploader)
11 Postal Charge Courier charge 1,780 NPR
12 Miscellaneous Other charge 2,800 NPR
Total 2,09,050 NPR

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

Total project budget (from your approved grant submission)
1,98,437 NPR
Total amount requested from WMF
1,98,437 NPR
Total amount spent on this project
2,09,050 NPR
Total amount of Project and Event grant funds spent on this project
2,09,050 NPR
Total outstanding amount
10,613 NPR

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

These work fantastically-

  • Social Media Promotion.
  • Mass Message to the previous year contestants.
  • Central Notice across Wikimedia Projects.